Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were too Afraid to Ask

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A&C Black, Apr 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were too Afraid to Ask explains the often-baffling laws of modern sport in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand way to the new fan/spectator or the 'sport widow'.


This is a witty, off-the-wall guide to the rules of the modern game, as if written by a very patient but understanding friend. Writer Iain Macintosh explains how rugby works and why is it so popular, and reveals the history of the sport. He guides the novice through the basic rules of the game in a bouncy, easy-to-fathom style, but also explains the fast-changing pace of the modern game that has made it even more compelling.

If you've ever been terrified by phrases like 'ruck and maul', or never quite understood the legalised 'bundle' that is a scrum, this book will remove the mystery and explain all you ever needed to know about rugby, but were too afraid to ask.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
5
Authors note
6
1 Why you should like rugby
7
2 The history of rugby
11
3 The basics
18
4 Fouls infringements and penalties
41
5 Miscellaneous facets of the game
54
6 The professional game
59
7 Rugbys best XV
68
8 The competitions
80
9 Teams you should know about
94
10 Important information for new fans
107
11 Final word
111
Glossary
112
Index
124
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About the author (2010)

Iain Macintosh is the UK Sports Correspondent for The New Paper (Singapore). He is also the author of Football Fables (2008).

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